With the Putnam Voyager Fund up 65.6% in 2009, ranking in the top 2% of large-cap growth funds, The Boston Globe has named manager Nick Thakore Boston Capital Fund Manager of the Year. The fund has handily outpaced its benchmark Russell 1000 Growth Index, up 39.3%, by more than 26 percentage points.

Thakore is the first Putnam portfolio manager to earn the distinction, joining the ranks of colleagues from Fidelity (Will Danoff, Joel Tillinghast and Bob Litterst), Loomis Sayles (Dan Fuss), Capital Growth & Management (Ken Heebner), BlackRock (Dan Rice) and MFS Investment Management (Maura Shaughnessy).

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